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Check out the below videos from our 2015 Adoption Conference, or watch all of our videos on YouTube.

Keynote presentation: "Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience" by Dr. Ann Masten, University of Minnesota.

How do young people overcome adversity to succeed in life? This presentation will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood and the adaptive systems that protect human development and promote recovery in the aftermath of adverse childhood experiences. Adoption will be discussed in relation to both risk and resilience. Recent advances in resilience science and its applications in practice will be highlighted.

"Adopted Adults: Intersecting Personal and Professional Worlds"

• Astrid Castro (Dabbeni), Executive Director of Adoption Mosaic, Portland, OR
• Judith Eckerle, M.D., Pediatrician and Director of the Adoption Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota
• Quade French, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, Counseling Center, University of California Santa Cruz